Purple sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus
This fishery operates in free diving along the Gulf of Lion coast, excepted in the Bouches-du-Rhône where it is practiced in scuba-diving. The fishery used to take place between until 10 meters deep in free diving (and 20 meters deep in scuba-diving). A “grappe” is used to take the sea urchins out of its substrate.
The fishery takes place between November and April/May each year.
MSC pre-assessment results soon available.